Reservations In Modern India

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservation_in_India

    Reservation in India
    is the process of setting aside a certain percentage of seats (vacancies) in government institutions for members of backward and under-represented communities (defined primarily by caste and tribe). Reservation is a form of quota-based affirmative action. Reservation is governed by constitutional laws, statutory laws, and local rules and regulations. Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) ( and in some states Backward Classes among Muslims under a category called BC(M) )are the primary beneficiaries of the reservation policies under the Constitution – with the object of ensuring a "level" playing field..........
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandal_Commission

    The Mandal Commission was established in India in 1979 by the Janata Party government under Prime Minister Morarji Desai with a mandate to "identify the socially or educationally backward."[1] It was headed by Indian parliamentarian B.P. Mandal to consider the question of seat reservations and quotas for people to redress caste discrimination, and used eleven social, economic, and educational indicators to determine backwardness. In 1980, the commission's report affirmed the affirmative action practice under Indian law whereby members of lower castes (known as Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST)) were given exclusive access to a certain portion of government jobs and slots in public universities, and recommended changes to these quotas, increasing them by 27% to 50%. Mobilization on caste lines had followed the political empowerment of ordinary citizens by the constitution of free India that allowed common people to politically assert themselves through the right to vote......
     
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    Sir, reservation was introduced in India to uplift the poor and uneducated. It was decades ago and millions have reaped the benefits of reservations. I think it is enough. India needs reservations based on financial status of a person, the same reason for which the quota system was introduced in the past as majority of the lower caste people were poor those days. Now it has completely changed, poverty does not have a caste and religion now. It infested many. Lets stop being unfair to those who really need quotas.
     
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    Indeed, reservations based on financial status of a person.
    I totally agree with it.
     
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    Can someone please provide me the link,to know the OBC population of westbengal? I am not getting it.
     

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